ANNOUNCEMENT: Salma Hamed appointed KingFut Editor-in-Chief
KingFut are delighted to announce the appointment of Salma Hamed as editor-in-chief.
Salma becomes the third editor-in-chief at Egypt-based sports website KingFut since its inception in 2012, and the first female to take on the leading editorial role. She begins her new role on August 1, taking over from Omar Morsy, who has been recently appointed as consultant editor.
Salma graduated top of her class with a Bachelor of the Arts (B.A.) in Multimedia Journalism and Middle East Studies from the American University in Cairo (AUC), and was voted the best student journalist at AUC in 2015. She was previously the Deputy Editor at KingFut, and also works directly with KF partners Juventus FC as Editor of the Arabic version of the Italian champions’ website.
Her career to date has seen her work for Daily News Egypt newspaper, Aswat Masriya website (a Thomson Reuters Foundation project), as well as The Cairo Review of Global Affairs Journal.
Having joined KingFut in February 2015, Salma has played a leading role in the website’s expansion into other sports, including comprehensive coverage of Egypt’s delegation at the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
“I’m thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to lead KingFut’s editorial operations. Thanks to great efforts of our former EIC Omar Morsy, we’re in a very good spot right now and I’m looking forward to helping KF reach new heights.”
“As someone who has been involved in this project for over two years, I managed to witness how quickly KF have managed to build credibility and trust with the readers, and I’m confident it has great potential and perfect blend for even more growth and success in the coming period.”
“I believe KF is fortunate to have such a passionate young team of sports enthusiasts who are committed to delivering quality journalism and are always striving to ensure accuracy, speed, and fairness in their coverage.”
“I’m excited to work with our fantastic team on trying to add something new to the conversation, whether it’s a new angle, a new storytelling format, or a focus on under-reported sports. We’ll be looking to feed our readers’ appetites through continuing to provide high-quality and engaging content that offers the right mix of reporting and analysis.”
“I’ll be working with the rest of the team to ensure that KF gets better and bigger every day.”
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